The holidays in Los Angeles offers the best of both worlds. Not only do you get to enjoy festive events, you also get to enjoy moderate weather so you don’t have to worry about freezing temperatures or snowstorms. Whether you’re looking for the best scenic views for your next Christmas Card or fun events for the whole family, you’ll be sure to find something right up your alley. Check out these popular holiday events in L.A.
Just because it doesn’t snow in LA doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy some ice cold fun. One of the most fun activities to do during the winter is ice skating! The city offers a number of different locations to enjoy outdoor ice skating including Pershing Square in DTLA, Santa Monica and LA Live among others.
One of the most popular outdoor shopping destinations in LA, the Grove truly turns into a winter wonderland during the holidays. Not only will there be decorations throughout the area, you can enjoy a fun trolley, Santa’s Workshop and even a 100 foot christmas tree! Visit the website to learn about other holiday events that will take place at the Grove.
Universal Studios Hollywood is a popular theme park as well as fully functioning movie and television studio. During the holidays, from November 28th through December 29th, the park offers a number of exciting holiday events for the whole family to enjoy. Celebrate Christmas at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter as well as the festivities in Who-Ville for Grinchmas. Visit the website to learn more!
January 1st in Pasadena will mark the 131st Rose Parade. One of the best ways to celebrate the New Year, this parade features beautiful floral floats, marching bands, equestrian units and more along the route. You can get tickets to sit on the bleachers or find a spot along the parade route for free. Be sure to get there early as people will camp out the night before a spot!